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  1. NASA’s Terra Satellite Celebrates it 5,000th Day in Orbit

    What were you doing 5,000 days ago?

    On December 18th, 1999 NASA launched the Terra Earth Observing Satellite into orbit, and today it's celebrating its milestone 5,000th day in space. Terra is equipped with five instruments from three countries, and is the flagship Earth Observing Satellite. Besides taking beautiful pictures of our planet, it also has important science applications.

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  2. Let Your Geek Flag Fly! It’s Geek Pride Day! Let’s Celebrate With Statistics!

    Celebrate Geek Pride Day with statistics about geeks and their perception in society. You know that sounds fun.

    If you're feeling slightly more proud than usual, dear geeks, it's because today is Geek Pride Day! Get your geek on out in public. Cosplay to work. Order lunch in Klingon, and don't forget your towel. It's also Towel Day. Let's celebrate the best way geeks know how -- with cold hard data. The folks at Modis conducted a survey on the state of geekdom in America. Let's look at the numbers.

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  3. NASA Releases Image of Oklahoma Tornado as Seen From Space

    This NASA image shows the tornado that devastated Oklahoma as seen from space.

    NASA released this image today. It shows the storm that produced the devastating F4 tornado that hit Oklahoma yesterday minutes before the tornado touched down south of Oklahoma City. The image was taken with NASA's MODIS instrument on one of their Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites. You can donate $10 to the victims of the tornado by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

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  4. Cyclone Imelda Winks at NASA Through Satellite Images

    Cyclone Imelda is currently in the southern Indian Ocean, and reached hurricane strength yesterday. The above image clearly shows the eye of the storm opening up, but an image of the storm taken today shows it filled in with heavy cloud cover. The storm has also elongated itself from east to west. The two images were captured by NASA's Aqua satellite, and when viewed together, it looks like the storm is winking. It's adorable.   Cyclone Imelda is currently in the southern Indian Ocean, and reached hurricane strength yesterday. The above image clearly shows the eye of the storm opening up, but an image of the storm taken today shows it filled in with heavy cloud cover. The storm has also elongated itself from east to west. The two images were captured by NASA's Aqua satellite, and when viewed together, it looks like the storm is winking.

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  5. Iceland Volcano Havoc: Pictures From Space

    The havoc caused by Iceland's volcano Eyjafjallajokull continues to worsen, most recently with British flight delays extended until Saturday. NASA's Terra Satellite has provided us with a remarkable picture of the volcano from space, with volcanic ash pluming not only over Iceland, but over vast swathes of the North Atlantic. Larger picture after the jump:

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